Big White with Green Leaf (Begonia pellets/fibrous)
Latin Name: begonia x benariensis
Item #: P676E
Suitable for Containers:
Hanging Basket Type
Golf ball sized white flowers are held above the large dark green foliage for maximum contrast. Pkt. contains 10 pellets.
World’s Largest Fibrous Begonia Flower. For fully mature 28 in/70 cm plants for landscaping or park use, allow 16 weeks from seeding. Blooms are absolutely huge, averaging 3 in/7.5 cm in diameter (30% larger than Lottos). Golf ball sized white flowers are held above the large dark green foliage for maximum contrast. Use mature for landscapes or extra large containers. Excellent for combination plantings, window boxes and hanging baskets. Packet contains 10 pellets.
1/64 oz/0.5 mm - 33,000 Seeds;
CULTURE: Sow in January for in 4 in/10 cm. May sales Production of Begonias from seed is easy, if you follow the cultural directions closely. To get the best germination rate, you must be able to maintain constant temperature of 78-80°F/25-26°C. If this is not possible, use a constant temp. of 70-72°F/21-22°C throughout germination. Use a light fibrous soil of equal parts light soil, sand, peat moss or leaf mold. Soil must never dry until germination begins. After germination the seedlings must be kept gently moist. European growers use the following trick since seed is very fine, cover very slightly with big sand or light gravel. (You should be able to still see soil) this helps keep constant humidity and protects emerging germs from direct sun and also protects the seed when watering. After germination a minimum night temperature of 60-65°F/16-18°C is needed. A weekly feeding of 1/2 strength complete soluble fertilizer is necessary to keep them growing. After pricking off into flats use a spacing of 2x2 in/5x5 cm. Use full strength soluble fertilizer and grow until they start to crowd and then put into 3-4 in/8-10 cm pots. Begonias are light sensitive, light 12 hours per day. Continue lighting after germination or they will not grow and will gradually disappear. Cover seed flats on bright days with one thickness of newspaper. December or January sowing produces for spring bedding plants, sow in July for Christmas and mid winter sales.